The wisdom and power that we need to survive in this world come only from the crucified Christ within us (1 Corinthians 23-24). We cannot boast in our own knowledge or abilities (1 Corinthians 4:7; 5:6).
Neither can we dwell on the negative aspects of our life. We look above and beyond every issue to Jesus who is our wisdom and our joy (John 15:11). In order to live daily in God’s joy, we develop the habit of making Jesus the center of our focus.
Submitting to God’s Spirit as He crucifies our carnal humanity, we exalt Christ’s divinity within us (Galatians 2:20). Once we reach this place of dying to our self, our soul truly prospers (1 Corinthians 15:31; 3 John 1:2).
As we share in Christ’s peace and glory, we optimistically face our cross each day (Hebrews 12:2-3). We always totally depend upon, confide in and seek the Lord concerning all of our thoughts, feelings, instincts and leadings.
God teaches us to never rely on our own suspicions or perceptions. In everything we do, we are sure to identify the leading of God’s Spirit first, be acquainted with His Word about the issues or event, and submit our will to His (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Then, God can guide us and straighten out any uphill paths that may be in our way. We do not ever trust in our self or entertain an exalted opinion of our self (Jeremiah 17:9-10).
Respecting the Lord, we walk away from anything that we sense is evil. Living by God’s Word brings health to our body and nourishment to our bones (Proverbs 3:7-8).
When we choose the will of God over our own will and we grow steadily in our union with Christ, we grow more like Him with each passing day (2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 John 3:2).
Jesus is all we need (Colossians 3:3-4).
Father God, You will receive all the glory for the creation, salvation and glorification of all the Saints on that glorious day when we all see You face to face. All we have to give You apart from what Christ works in our life, is all of our love, praise and glory that is due to Your name.
Our difficulties set the stage for Your miracles. The greater the miracle, the more impossible the solution, but with You all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). Our plans often operate on impulses, resulting from our human reasoning; however, we are never quite able, apart from You, to come to understand the complete truth about life or to succeed in this world (2 Timothy 3:6-7).
Thought for the Day:
Deep thinkers, authors, mystics, scientists and poets all try to pinpoint the origin and meaning of life, but they reject the truth of God’s Word. They come up with theories, which they cannot prove, even by their own laws; yet, if we voluntarily humble our self and believe in and trust in God, we will find rest for our soul, and He will not need to humiliate us to bring us to the end of trusting in our self.